A Confidence Check for APAC Finance and Accounting

This session looks at the results of a recent global survey exploring how organizations use software to enable their accounting and finance requirements


This webinar will take place on:
June 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM SGT

The ACCA found that more than 90% of spreadsheets contain serious errors, while more than 90% of spreadsheet users are convinced that their models are error-free. While there is something both humorous and frightening in this statistic, it is also representative of the cognitive dissonance causing stress for accounting professionals today.

A recent global survey of more than 1,500 respondents found that the majority believe their finance and accounting processes are best-in-class. Yet, respondents reported that the complexity of F&A processes, largely held together by detailed spreadsheets, increases the risk of using inaccurate financial data to drive business decisions

Join this webinar to

  • Learn the costs of traditional manual accounting processes
  • Hear how spreadsheet-based processes increase the risk of inaccurate financial data
  • Understand why scaling and preparing for the future requires thinking differently about F&A activities
  • Review a modern accounting approach that helps organizations perform accounting work quickly, accurately, and with more control

Presenters:

Jay Famico
Co-founder and Lead Analyst
Capstone Insights

Prior to starting Capstone Insights, Jay was vice president of Client-Focused Technology at SiriusDecisions. In this role, Jay led SiriusDecisions’ technology coverage and research agenda; chaired the SiriusDecisions Technology Exchange (TechX); oversaw the development of SiriusDecisions web-based and Excel-based research tools; and was responsible for all digital properties. 

Jay earned an MBA in marketing from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in marketing from Bentley University, an MA in project management from George Washington University, a BA in management from Bentley University, a graduate certificate in human-computer interaction from Tufts University, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute.

Zach Deming
Director of Product Marketing
BlackLine

As the head of the product marketing group at BlackLine, Zach leads a global team responsible for delivering data-driven sales and marketing outcomes. With over 12 years of experience in the SaaS industry, the last 5 of which have been with BlackLine, Zach is passionate about partnering with F&A leaders and helping their teams make the move to modern accounting.

BlackLine is an organization that drives digital transformation for finance and accounting teams, in part by encouraging a mindset of continuous improvement. Zach firmly believes that this is a concept every part of the business must embrace. While change management is hard, he believes if you don’t adapt and evolve, then you put you and your organization at a competitive disadvantage.

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